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Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Sculpting optical microstructures with slight changes in chemistry
In 2013, materials scientists at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering, grew a garden of self-assembled crystal microstructures. Now, applied mathematicians at SEAS and Wyss have developed a framework to better understand and control the fabrication of these microstructures. Together, the researchers used that framework to grow sophisticated optical microcomponents.
National Science Foundation, Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology at Harvard University, Harvard Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Contact: Leah Burrows
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Engineer patents waterlike polymer to create high-temperature ceramics
Using five ingredients -- silicon, boron, carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen -- a Kansas State University engineer has created a liquid polymer that can transform into a ceramic with valuable thermal, optical and electronic properties.
National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Science Foundation

Contact: Gurpreet Singh
Kansas State University

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Graphene mobile innovation wows at the GSMA Mobile World Congress
The Graphene Experience Zone proved a show highlight to many at the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC). Containing an impressive collection of demonstrators and prototypes, it showcased graphene mobile innovation in a truly interactive way. Organized by the Graphene Flagship and curated by ICFO, with support from the GSMA, the Graphene Experience Zone highlighted the potential of graphene and related materials to the mobile community.
European Union

Contact: Sian Fogden
Graphene Flagship

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
ACS Central Science
Nanomagnets for future data storage
An international team of researchers led by chemists from ETH Zurich have developed a method for depositing single magnetizable atoms onto a surface. This is especially interesting for the development of new miniature data storage devices.

Contact: Dr. Christophe Copéret
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The beginning of the end of order
Classical physics states that a crystal consists of perfectly ordered particles from a continuous symmetrical atomic structure. The Mermin-Wagner theorem from 1966 broke with this view: it states that in one-dimensional and two-dimensional atomic structures (for example in an atomic chain or membrane) there cannot be perfect ordering of particles over long ranges.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Julia Wandt
University of Konstanz

Public Release: 29-Mar-2017
Environmental Science Water Research & Technology
Reusable carbon nanotubes could be the water filter of the future, says RIT study
Enhanced single-walled carbon nanotubes offer a more effective and sustainable approach to water treatment and remediation than the standard industry materials -- silicon gels and activated carbon -- according to a paper by RIT researchers John-David Rocha and Reginald Rogers.

Contact: Susan Gawlowicz
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Mar-2017
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Decorating single layer and bilayer graphene with useful chemical groups
IBS scientists develop a new platform to attach chemical groups on graphene lying on a silica/silicon substrate.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 28-Mar-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Legos and origami inspire next-generation materials
Inspired by the fun of playing with Legos, an international team of researchers from Tianjin University of Technology and Harvard University have used the idea of assembling building-blocks to make the promise of next-generation materials a practical reality.
Tianjin Natural Science Foundation, and National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Nan Yang
Tianjin University of Technology

Public Release: 28-Mar-2017
Nature Chemistry
Gold standards for nanoparticles
KAUST researchers reveal how small organic 'citrate' ions can stabilize gold nanoparticles, assisting research on the structures' potential.

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 28-Mar-2017
Physical Review Letters
Information storage with a nanoscale twist
Discovery of a novel rotational force inside magnetic vortices makes it easier to design ultrahigh capacity disk drives.
German Science Foundation, ERC, EU RTN Spinswitch, AGWIRE, COMATT, Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 28-Mar-2017
Nature Communications
Researchers uncover secret of nanomaterial that makes harvesting sunlight easier
Using sunlight to drive chemical reactions, such as artificial photosynthesis, could soon become much more efficient thanks to nanomaterials.

Contact: Hayley Dunning
Imperial College London

Public Release: 27-Mar-2017
Nature Communications
Clarifying how lithium ions ferry around in rechargeable batteries
IBS scientists observe the real-time ultrafast bonding of lithium ions with the solvents, in the same process that happens during charging and discharging of lithium batteries, and conclude that a new theory is needed.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 27-Mar-2017
Nature Physics
Researchers create artificial materials atom-by-atom
Researchers at Aalto University have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties. By moving individual atoms under their microscope, the scientists were able to create atomic lattices with a predetermined electrical response. The possibility to precisely arrange the atoms on a sample bring 'designer quantum materials' one step closer to reality. By arranging atoms in a lattice, it becomes possible to engineer the electronic properties of the material through the atomic structure.

Contact: Peter Liljeroth
Aalto University

Public Release: 27-Mar-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
A big leap toward tinier lines
A new interface control technique for block co-polymer self-assembly developed at MIT could provide long-sought method for making even tinier patterns on microchips with lines just 9 nanometers wide.
National Science Foundation and US Army Research Office, MIT/Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

Contact: Ms. Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 27-Mar-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A new test to rapidly identify worldwide TB infections
A group of scientists from Arizona, Texas and Washington, D.C., has teamed up to develop the first rapid blood test to diagnose and quantify the severity of active TB cases. Led by Tony Hu, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, eight research groups, including the Houston Methodist Research Institute and scientists at the National Institutes of Health, are harnessing the new field of nanomedicine to improve worldwide TB control.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
Arizona State University

Public Release: 24-Mar-2017
New study identifies successful method to reduce dental implant failure
A research team comprising scientists from the School of Biological Sciences, Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Engineering at the University of Plymouth, have joined forces to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a new nanocoating for dental implants to reduce the risk of peri-implantitis.

Contact: Andrew Gould
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 23-Mar-2017
ACS Nano
Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light
Rice University leads a project to create an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for advanced solar cells. The technique could lead to unique catalysts for other applications.
National Science Foundation, Robert A. Welch Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundationtion, Rice University

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 23-Mar-2017
Royal Society of Chemistry Sustainable Energy and Fuels
Rice U. refines filters for greener natural gas
Rice University scientists map out the best materials for either carbon dioxide capture or balancing carbon capture with methane selectivity.
Apache Corp., Welsh Government Sêr Cymru Program, Robert A. Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 23-Mar-2017
American Chemical Society 253rd National Meeting & Exposition
Plenaries at American Chemical Society meeting focus on energy, materials, partnerships
Scientists, in four plenary talks, will explore a variety of subjects related to the 'Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems & Processes' theme of the 253rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The meeting will take place April 2 to 6 in San Francisco.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 23-Mar-2017
ACS Nano
Laser activated gold pyramids could deliver drugs, DNA into cells without harm
The ability to deliver cargo like drugs or DNA into cells is essential for biological research and disease therapy but cell membranes are very good at defending their territory. Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new method using gold microstructures to deliver a variety of molecules into cells with high efficiency and no lasting damage.
National Science Foundation 

Contact: Leah Burrows
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 23-Mar-2017
Applied Physics Letters
Researchers make flexible glass for tiny medical devices
Brigham Young University researchers have developed new glass technology that could add a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices. Led by electrical engineering professor Aaron Hawkins, the researchers have found a way to make the normally brittle material of glass bend and flex. The research opens up the ability to create a new family of lab-on-a-chip devices based on flexing glass.

Contact: Todd Hollingshead
Brigham Young University

Public Release: 22-Mar-2017
Angewandte Chemie
3-D printing turns nanomachines into life-size workers
Dartmouth researchers unlock the key to transforming microscopic nanorings into smart materials that perform work at human-scale.

Contact: David Hirsch
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 22-Mar-2017
Nature Physics
Ultrafast measurements explain quantum dot voltage drop
Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes.

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 22-Mar-2017
Scientific Reports
Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age
Surfaces that have been coated with rare earth oxides develop water-repelling properties only after contact with air. Even at room temperature, chemical reactions begin with hydrocarbons in the air. In the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of Basel, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Paul Scherrer Institute report that it is these reactions that are responsible for the hydrophobic effect.

Contact: Ernst Meyer
University of Basel

Public Release: 21-Mar-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries
Yale scientists have developed an ultra-thin coating material that has the potential to extend the life and improve the efficiency of lithium-sulfur batteries, one of the most promising areas of energy research today.

Contact: Jim Shelton
Yale University

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